The Dance Me Staff creates an environment in which 

all students are provided with the tools to blossom individually.   

RECREATIONAL VS. CORE

Dance Me differs from other dance studios in that we offer 2 different tracks for dancers depending on their level of commitment. Dancers can choose from our Recreational Program or our CORE Program.  Dance Me is focused on providing a well-rounded dance education no matter what level of commitment you decide.  Technique and performance skills are a main focus, and we offer plenty of opportunities to explore both of these aspects no matter what program you are in.  We believe ballet technique is the foundation on which all dance is built, and is the key to success in the dance world. Although we build ballet technique into all styles, we strongly recommend all dancers take at least one ballet class in order to ensure a well-rounded dance education. Scroll down to read more.


In addition, Dance Me has a Competition Team which requires either

an audition or an invitation to become a part of.  Please read more here!

 

Class Descriptions

 Whatever your level of dedication to dance, there is fun for everyone in every class!  Beginning at age 6,

the color level system is implemented as a guideline only.  6 year olds must have at least 1 year of dance experience to join the Blue level.  Incoming students will need to be observed in order to place them at their appropriate level.



  • Dance With Me - 30 minutes - This tiny tot creative movement and tumbling class offers an opportunity for 2 year olds to come into class with a grown up! Let's make some lasting memories! (appropriate for 18months - 3 years old)

  • Baby Ballerina - 30 minutes - This class is great for our young dancers ages 3-4 who are interested in dance & movement but not quite ready for a full structured ballet/tap combo class. They learn a little ballet piece for the recital too! 

  • Preschool Combo -45 minutes - Preschool Combo teaches 3-4 year olds the basics of both ballet and tap dancing. Creative Dance techniques are used to keep children engaged and energized throughout class.  Creative movement allows children to discover the technique of dance while using their imagination.  We offer and 1st year and 2nd year option depending on age and dance experience.
  • Kindy/1st Combo - 1 hour - Students ages 5-7 continue to discover ballet and tap dance by being encouraged to use their imaginations.  Some creative movement is still used at this age level; however, students will begin to discover true ballet concepts and technique, as well as tap combinations. We offer a 1st and 2nd year option depending on age and dance experience.
  • Tumbling - For our Preschoolers and up, this class is full of skill building and fun! Students learn to follow directions while mastering tumbling skills appropriate for their age and skill level.  Fun and creativity are packed into each class.  This class does NOT perform in the annual dance recital (testing is available for class placement after the kindy level).​
  • ​Acro Dance -  Acro (short for "acrobatic") classes offer training in age and level-appropriate gymnastics and acrobatic skills, while incorporating their dance training.  This class may perform a short exhibition, choreographed to music, in the annual dance recital. It is recommended that Acro students also enroll in a ballet or jazz class.
  • Technique- Technique is an extremely fun class where dancers will work on dance technique, strength, flexibility, turns, leaps, and jumps.  This class offers time for dancers to improve current skills and learn new skills. Note: This class does NOT perform in the annual dance recital.  
  • Tap Technique - This class focuses on the fundamentals of tap dance. Dancers expand their tap dance knowledge learning more advanced steps and working on their rhythmic awareness and musicality as well. This class does NOT perform in the annual dance recital.
  • Jazz/Tap Combo -   This class offers so much fun and excitement packed into 45 minutes or one full hour.(depending on level)  Students will spend half of the class learning basic jazz technique, skills and combinations.  The second half of the class will focus on basic tap dance steps.  Students will love making music with their feet!  This class performs 2 choreographed dances in the annual dance recital.
  • Ballet & Pointe Classes-   These classes will begin with ballet barre technique and strengthening and move into center and across the floor exercises. Dance Me focuses on perfecting technique, while keeping class fun for every age levels.  These classes will perform in the annual dance recital. 
  • Lyrical/Contemporary - These classes offer dance training in two of the most popular styles of dance today - lyrical and contemporary.  This class is full of technique training, tricks and fun! These styles of dance focus their choreography around the lyrics of a song to play out their dramatic interpretation. Technique and skills are based on ballet and jazz with a mix of creativity for performance.
  • Musical Theater - This class will teach students about the history of theater and dance and the many great influences of musical theater dance styles.  Students will learn various styles of dance, as well as how to perform to the difference styles of music. This class is recommended for all students ages 8 and up. We recommend ballet or jazz class in addition to this class.
  • Choreography/Improvisation - Focusing primarily on learning new movements and combinations, as well as learning to dance without preparation of choreography. This class is also great for training pick-up skills in dancers. The class also gives dancers a chance to learn the choreographic process and often dancers get to choreograph a combo for the class. In learning about improvisation, choreography, and exploring their own personal dance style, students will develop one of the most important aspects of dance, aside from technique, Confidence!
  • Hip Hop - So much energy in this class!  Learn Hip Hop and/or Jazz Funk Choreography to upbeat hip hop music.  Movements and music will remain age appropriate at all times.
  • Shooting Stars (Special Needs Class) - We believe that everyone can dance!  This class welcomes anyone who may have a mental or physical disability too severe to allow them to keep up with the pace of one our other classes.  Students will be allowed the opportunity to dance for the joy of dancing! 
  • Adult Tap - This Tap class offers adults ages 18 and up the opportunity to socialize, get some exercise and learn to tap dance! 
  • Adult Ballet Technique - A technical ballet class using the barre as well as center floor and across the floor combinations.  Join this class for exercise, improving your technique, or happy hour!
  • Adult Jazz - Join us for an exciting and up beat class full of stretching, across the floor combinations and center floor combinations. Don't forget your personality for this class! 
  • Irish Step Dance - Dance Me's Irish dancers immerse themselves in culture, language, and multiple styles of Irish dance. Taught in an encouraging, yet focused environment by an accomplished qualified professional, and former competitive Irish dancer, students receive educational, fun, disciplined and high-quality instruction without the cost and time commitment of competitive irish dancing. Students will learn both contemporary and traditional solo and step dancing; as well as social group ceili (Kay-lee) and set dances. Whether or not you're Irish, come dance with us! As the Irish say, "The craic (fun) is mighty!  Irish language and culture is a strong component of the class, and is incorporated regularly throughout the lessons. Musicality and rhythm are also large components of the class​.  Dancers will learn proper placement of their bodies, feet, arms, and head, with an emphasis on carriage, strength training and proper technique.  These are non-competetive classes, and they are not affiliated with any competitive Irish Dance organizations. 


*Please Note that the age guideline for classes is only a guideline.  

Students can be tested by Miss Brianna for class placement.

Recommendations are given for each student at the completion of each school year.

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Programs and Classes

The Dance Me Staff creates an environment in which all students are provided with the tools to blossom individually.   

RECREATIONAL VS. CORE

Dance Me differs from other dance studios in that we offer 2 different tracks for dancers depending on their level of commitment. Dancers can choose from our Recreational Program or our CORE Program.  Dance Me is focused on providing a well-rounded dance education no matter what level of commitment you decide.  Technique and performance skills are a main focus, and we offer plenty of opportunities to explore both of these aspects no matter what program you are in.  We believe ballet technique is the foundation on which all dance is built, and is the key to success in the dance world. Although we build ballet technique into all styles, we strongly recommend all dancers take at least one ballet class in order to ensure a well-rounded dance education. Scroll down to read more.

In addition, Dance Me has a Competition Team which requires either an audition or an invitation to become a part of.  Please read more here!

Registration: 518-836-5102

 info@dancemeschool.com


Niskayuna


A. ​1619 Union St.

B and C 1613 Union St.

D. 1611 Union St. 

Niskayuna, NY 12309

Studio # 518-836-5102